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Address: 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Wonderful theatre experience in Galveston in a historic venue

If you are visiting Galveston don't miss the opportunity to experience the historic Grand 1894 Opera House. This Galveston landmark has weathered some of the worst hurricanes in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Sandy D
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Galveston don't miss the opportunity to experience the historic Grand 1894 Opera House. This Galveston landmark has weathered some of the worst hurricanes in history and she just keeps coming back. Offering entertainment for both children and adults to include concerts, Broadway plays, comedy, dance troupes,etc - there is something for everyone. Located on Galveston's historic... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Saw Arlo Guthrie perform at this beautiful old theatre. Wonderful venue, lovely helpful volunteers. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In an amazing restored opera house, that provides an intimate venue for live performances, the Chris Botti concert was fantastic. Chris and his group of artists put on a great non-stop two hour show, featuring everything from pop to opera. My only suggestion would be that the Grand 1894 Opera House eliminate the practice of allowing the audience to take... More 

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TheGrand_Galveston, Public Relations Manager at Grand 1894 Opera House, responded to this review

We're glad you had such a great time! We have more great Jazz this summer - come see The Hot Sardines on July 5, 2015! More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Three years and never once an issue! Nutcracker by City Ballet of Houston is there every year. Cozy and comfortable, as well as beautiful and very grand. If there is a show, stop by to see it. You won't be sorry!

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Mary Chapin Carpenter, March 27! Excellent venue, so much history. Great volunteers to help and guide you. The location is in the heart of the historical district, easy location, with local restaurants, bars, and coffee houses nearby. Easy walk back to the Tremont House

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to the one-time performance of "102" -- celebrating 102 years of Broadway musicals. The show was terrific, but this review is about the opera house, which survived the 1900 hurricane and, more recently, Hurricane Ike (according to a marker in the lobby, the water level during Ike would have been higher than my 5"3" daughter). Parking was readily... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We recently went to see Arlo Guthrie here. We loved the concert and the venue. This is a beautiful, intimate and historic theater with great acoustics and no bad seats. Arlo has his pick of venues and I can understand why he chose this place. Perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We saw Arlo Guthrie this weekend. Seats were great!! Don't think there is a bad seat in this house. Restrooms were very clean and not crowded. Refreshments were available-- limited selection but the souvenier glasses were nice. The building is beautiful and so charming. Lots of ushers to help and they were really friendly!! Location on Post Office makes it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Please try to get some big names...not sure who chooses your line up. As a Galveston resident tired of going to houston for shows and concerts that I would pay to see here.

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Pasadena, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Saw Guys and Dolls. Entertaining and well done. Venue is small enough that there is no bad seat in the house but big enough to feel professional. Seating is very close so knees may hit seats in front, forget about crossing your legs. If the place ever catches on fire you are going to burn. But aside from my paranoia... More 

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